NSCDC Boss Joins Other Security Operatives To Resolve Yoruba, Hausa Scuffle In Ibese

The State Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,(NSCDC) Ogun State Command Headquarters, Abeokuta, Mr. Kolawole Taiwo, has joined other security operatives to resolve the scuffle between Hausa and Yoruba living in Ibese.

You will recall that violence broke out on Monday between Hausa and Yoruba commercial motorcyclists (okada riders) at Ibese, in the Yewa North Local Government Area of Ogun State, during which seven persons were feared dead.

It was gathered that trouble started when okada riders operating at the Dangote Cement Factory junction at Ibese disagreed with union leaders over a hike in ticket fee from N600 to N800.

The crisis snowballed into an ethnic crisis between the Hausa and the Yoruba in the area.

The residents said over 12 motorcycles were burnt, just as the locals intercepted Dangote trucks and used them to barricade the road to stop movement in the area.

The NSCDC Commandant alongside other service commanders particularly, the Commissioner of Police, Ogun State Command Headquarters, Abeokuta, Mr Edward Awolowo Ajogun, PSC; the State Director, Department of State Services, Mr DD Tuskar; the Brigade Commander, 35 Artillery Brigade, Alamala Abeokuta, Brigadier General AA Adekoya were there, at Ibese, to find a lasting peace among the people of the community.

"Ogun State being a peaceful one cannot be allowed to degenerate into a lawless State where anarchy and impunity takes the day and this is the main reason why this team led by the CP moved into the situation to salvage and arrest such negative occurrences", Taiwo intoned.

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